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For Parents.To help you do the best you can, here’s some information, tools and resources for supporting your child’s healthy development and learning.
About FTF. Created by Arizona voters, First Things First partners with families and communities to help our state’s young children be ready for success in kindergarten and beyond.
Grants. First Things First invests in strategies and programs that support the development, health and learning of children birth to age 5 (before kindergarten).
Get Involved. First Things First partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.
Our interactive guide offers low-cost options by age and stage of development. Many are free, like the best gift you can give: quality time with you.
The more you know about child development, the better you can meet your child’s needs and help them learn and grow.
Gratitude can be a difficult concept for toddlers and preschoolers. The holiday season is a good time to help them learn some important life lessons.
Young kids learn through their senses, and any problems with your child’s vision health are easier to correct with early treatment.
Learn some simple ways to make going to the dentist a smoother, more positive experience for you and your child.
Regular dental check-ups help keep your child healthy and smiling. Learn how you can find a dentist for your child whether you have dental insurance or not.
Understanding your child’s point of view can help you stay calm when they’re losing it.
Holding it together during high-stress moments is one of most important skills we can develop as parents.
Video chat with is a great way to help your little one build relationships and stay connected with long-distance family and friends.